With Kimmel occupied as Oscar host this year, ABC has opted to go live with a special that will feature interviews from the red carpet outside the Governors Ball and backstage moments with winners. ABC said it was the first time the network has served up a live post-Academy Awards telecast.
“Good Morning America’s” Lara Spencer, ABC News’ Chris Connelly and Yahoo style editor Joe Zee will also be featured in the hourlong “Live From Hollywood: The After Party” special. Brian Teta and Marc Burstein are exec producers for ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.
Kimmel has hosted a taped post-Oscars special for ABC since 2006. Barbara Walters had a platform on Oscar night with her celebrity interview specials that ran from 1981 to 2010. In East Coast markets the Walters’ specials aired as the 7 p.m. lead-in to Oscar coverage while on the West Coast they would follow the three-hour ceremony.
Anderson has earned two Emmy noms for his role as the patriarch on ABC’s domestic comedy “Blackish,” now in its third season.